Four confirmed dead as boat capsises in Lagos

Four people have died after a commercial boat taking them to Lekki area of Lagos capsised at Badore.

The boat was on the way to Lekki from Ijede in Ikorodu when it capsised.

The Spokesperson, South-West Zone, National Emergency Management Agency, Ibrahim Farinloye, said it had been initially thought that six people had died in the accident, but two of them survived.

That brings the survivors to 13 as 11 the passengers were rescued earlier.

It, however, remains unclear how many passengers were aboard the boat.

Five people had died in September 2015 when a boat carrying 20 people capsised in the Bayeku-Igbogbo area of Ikorodu.

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